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Barbara Schrobenhauser

"The time on my side", 4 containers 2011, eucalyptus fiber, newsprint, glue, glass, wood charcoal, chlorophyll, glass powder

Barbara Schrobenhauser graduated about a year ago from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, class of Otto Künzli. Things like tactility, surface, weight, structure and concealment play important role in her work.
“My way to a piece very often comes through a working method. I look for my way to work with a material and walk along that way, looking around in my mind. After experimenting I make my decisions and my choices. I let my hands work while the outcome makes me think. I want to get astonished at the end of the working process. I am curious so I make.”

"The time on my side", brooch, newsprint, charcoal, glue, some with glass
"The time on my side", brooch, Eucalyptus paper, glue, silver, stainless steel
"Ring" pendant, 2012, graph paper, string

There is more to Barbara’s work then meets the eye. Each piece needs to be experiences and examined. The subtlety and simplicity meets a kind of immaculately executed deception. Hundreds of sheets of aluminium foil or graph paper are carefully layered and ‘trimmed’ so the piece appears as a solid whole. In case of aluminium pieces one can actually thumb through superfine and delicate layers…

"Aluminum 3", 2013, aluminum foil, leather string

More information about Barbara’s work (in German) here.


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